Our Impact

The world is craving innovation that can help solve our global air challenges, and people turn to leaders like Daikin for effective solutions. It is our passion to rise to the challenge, driving us to create ever-more efficient technologies we expect will advance global standards for safety, sustainability, and comfort.

Pillars for a Better World

Over our 25+ year history in North America, we have invested more than $7 billion in people, research, and production. We value the communities that have welcomed Daikin as corporate neighbors, and we strive to be stewards of economic prosperity and civic engagement in all areas.

Environment

From working to develop state-of-the-art innovations that we expect will lessen our industry's environmental footprint to the creation of our Environmental Vision 2050, we aim to help solve increasingly dire environmental issues over the long term. Our goal is to create cleaner air environments by looking to develop innovations to solve global environmental problems.

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Community

We are committed to putting our communities first. Our manufacturing and management facilities provide thousands of jobs in North America as well as work with communities on educational and environmental protection events — fueling local economies and livelihood of families.

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Workplace

We believe in the unlimited potential of people and that the cumulative growth of each individual at Daikin is the foundation of our success. People Centered Management empowers all team members to further refine their own individuality, achieve growth, and demonstrate their full potential.

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Community Involvement

Daikin Festival in Decatur, AL

Every year, Decatur-based industry Daikin America hosts a community party in celebration of the company’s Japanese heritage. The annual Daikin Festival is held in May at the Morgan County Fairgrounds and features live entertainment, hot-air balloon rides, Japanese cultural displays and an art contest. The festival is family-friendly and free.

Community Involvement

Homestay Program in Japan

Every year, United States high school students get to experience a visit to Japan with the families of employees of Daikin Industries, Ltd in the Osaka area.

Community Involvement

Habitat for Humanity

Our employees have volunteered to work on building houses for a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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Community Involvement

Daikin Festival in Decatur, AL

Every year, Decatur-based industry Daikin America hosts a community party in celebration of the company’s Japanese heritage. The annual Daikin Festival is held in May at the Morgan County Fairgrounds and features live entertainment, hot-air balloon rides, Japanese cultural displays and an art contest. The festival is family-friendly and free.

Community Involvement

Homestay Program in Japan

Every year, United States high school students get to experience a visit to Japan with the families of employees of Daikin Industries, Ltd in the Osaka area.

Community Involvement

Habitat for Humanity

Our employees have volunteered to work on building houses for a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Aspire for Greater Growth by Helping to Solve Social Issues in the Air and Environmental Fields

Spreading Air Conditioners While Working to Curb Environmental Impacts through Upcoming Innovation

Demand for air conditioning is expected to triple from current levels by 2050 driven by economic development in emerging countries and other factors. Our mission can be found in mitigating the impacts of global warming wherever possible while providing a comfortable air environment to people around the world.

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Driving Innovation by Fostering Human Resources in AI and IoT

We launched Daikin Information and Communications Technology College, an in-house learning program, in fiscal 2017 with the full cooperation of Osaka University. We are using this program to foster approximately 1,000 human resources by fiscal 2021 capable of using AI and IoT to resolve various challenges, connecting knowledge of advanced informatics with our proprietary technologies.

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Aiming for Sustainability Together with the International Community

In May 2019, we endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In addition to financial information, we will now focus on disclosing environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, including climate change.

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I am proud to say that Daikin has an uncanny ability to stand up in the face of crises. Now is the time that we exhibit this strength, as we move toward greater growth with an eye on the post-COVID-19 world, as a “company that provides solutions with air.”

Masanori Togawa President and CEO, Daikin Industries, LTD

Environmental Vision 2050

Daikin aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the product lifecycle. We set the target in our strategic management plan, Fusion 25, to reduce our company’s net CO2 emissions by 30% or more in 2025 and 50% or more by 2030, compared with emissions without measures with the base year set at 2019.

Daikin is committed to environmental sustainability across all of its products, facilities, and practices.

The following are some of the ways Daikin is taking action to tackle environmental issues.

Creation of Products and Services with High Environmental Performance

We continue to promote energy efficiency through inverter and other technologies as well as develop systems that have a reduced environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle from material procurement to disposal and recycling.

Creation of Environmental Solutions

We work diligently on environmental solutions that can mitigate the impact of air conditioners on the environment, such as the recovery and recycling of refrigerants, as well as optimal operating systems.

Creation of Air Value

We aim to develop innovations that protect people's health from pollutants, while also helping create environments that are conducive to high productivity and that improve the quality of sleep.

2021 Global Sustainability Report

Our CSR initiatives have had a positive impact on our sustainability efforts in North America and around the globe. You can read more about them here.